BID-Plymouth Receives Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID-Plymouth) has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
“BID-Plymouth is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our patients who suffer a heart attack.” said Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Donna Doherty, RN.
Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To achieve optimal outcomes, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.
“This award signifies the tireless effort and tremendous commitment that our STEMI system of care has delivered and I am very proud of our team” said Cardiovascular Services Manager, Stefanie Hatch, RN, CCRN.
The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment.
The American Heart Association recognizes BID-Plymouth for achieving 85% or higher composite adherence to all Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 90-day intervals and 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.
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